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Boxing 2021 news, Australian boxing updates, Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos, Jai Opetaia vs Mairis Breidis, latest, Tim Tszyu,

It is been a substantial week for Australian boxing, with George Kambosos’ upcoming environment title bout descending into a chaotic authorized shambles following many postponements.

Plus there’s updates on Tim Tszyu’s long term and a further Aussie hope is relocating closer to a environment title fight on home soil in 2022.

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A environment title shot on home soil made Jeff Horn a mainstream star and the unbeaten Jai Opetaia is edging closer to a tilt of his have, with promoter Dean Lonergan in negotiations to provide IBF Cruiserweight Champion Mairis Briedis to Australia subsequent 12 months.

“Jeff Horn had his Manny Pacquiao moment, Tim Tszyu had his breakout fight versus Jeff Horn, Justis Huni had Paul Gallen and now, if we can get this done, Jai Opetaia would get his likelihood versus the environment winner,” claims Lonergan.

“I’d like to provide the fight to Sydney and the conversations I’ve been having are pretty positive, so I truly do believe we can get it done.”

Southpaw Opetaia is buzzing following effective surgical procedure on the left hand that has troubled him due to the fact the amateurs and is forecasting not just one, but two environment title victories.

“I’ll beat Briedis for the IBF belt then I’ll fight the Englishman (Lawrence Okolie) and take his WBO belt as perfectly. I’m pumped,” claims Opetaia.

“Briedis is fantastic, and he’s knowledgeable, so he’s truly comfy in the ring but I think he’s great for me. He’s rather uncomplicated – up and down – and I think he struggles with southpaws who use movement and angles.”

36 12 months outdated Briedis is 27-1 with his only loss by using the greater part selection versus southpaw Oleksandr Usyk, and the 26 12 months outdated Aussie has taken even further inspiration from Usyk’s heavyweight upset of Anthony Joshua at the weekend.

“That’s what southpaws can do when we are wise and we occur to fight. And if this fight will get done Briedis is finding me with two palms! I honestly just can’t even try to remember the previous time I could do a education session or a fight without having suffering in my left hand.”

“My entire body pictures are again! I haven’t thrown lots of left rips due to the fact I hurt it years in the past due to the fact I’m cautious of the elbow – I was usually favouring other punches – but the hand feels astounding now and I’m the finest I’ve at any time been.”

An IBF selection on Opetaia’s required standing is imminent with Briedis seriously favoured to retain his belt in his subsequent bout with German Artur Mann, in Latvia on October 16 (seventeen AEDT).


Kostya Tszyu’s education regimen was the stuff of legend, now Tim Tszyu is getting his have preparations to uncharted degrees ahead of his November seventeen day with environment selection 7 Takeshi Inoue.

Tszyu is executing early runs prior to gruelling two-hour sessions each morning and afternoon.

“I’m smashing pads 4 occasions this week, sparring two times, conditioning 3 occasions, toughness 3 occasions. I’m on the sand dunes, executing my stretching get the job done and functioning each and every morning,” claims Tszyu.

“I’m 8 weeks in previously. I’ve been smashing myself!”

The Tszyu v Inoue undercard is getting shape with a super welterweight extravaganza previously verified: Wade Ryan fights Ben Mahoney, Dennis Hogan faces Tommy Browne and Joel Camilleri can take on Wes Capper.

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Unified light-weight winner Teofimo Lopez’s defence versus unbeaten Australian George Kambosos is a big fight that has become a substantial mess but thankfully points surface to have occur to a head.

This week, with promoter Triller proposing however a further day and location adjust, Lopez agreed but the frustrated Kambosos camp reportedly asked for much more revenue and assures, then when those weren’t forthcoming the staff stood its floor and identified as on the IBF to discover Triller’s bid in default, citing a prolonged list of explanations together with that they’d spelled his title improperly on the agreement.

Authorized motion appears a strong likelihood whilst the major selections for the fight now look to be:

– Uneasy negotiations resume involving Triller and Kambosos’ staff and the bout goes ahead on Triller’s favoured October 16 (seventeen AEDT) day in Brooklyn,

– The IBF defaults Triller’s bid and Matchroom Usa picks up the bout, with diminished purses, as a stand-by yourself major party in late October or November, or as part of a double-header with Devin Haney’s most likely November fight,

– The IBF defaults Triller but Matchroom Usa surprisingly declines and Top Rank will get the fight, with a even further reduction in purses, and places it on in November,

– There are some much more new, strange developments and the unified title bout is shifted once more – potentially to December at the North Pole or mid-2022 on a floating barge in the Hudson River.

Teofimo Lopez with his 4 environment title belts.Source: Getty Illustrations or photos

BROCK’S Major Trip

After flying out of Sydney previous week Brock Jarvis is generating some major sound in the gyms of Los Angeles with outstanding high-stage sparring and has now been requested to do rounds with WBC Lightweight Champion Devin Haney.

“He’s executing wonderful. They are placing him in with large men but he’s handling every little thing. After a pair of rounds a good deal of the men look to have someplace else they have to have to be in a hurry,” laughs trainer Jeff Fenech.

“But they are all managing us wonderful and it is all fantastic encounter for Brock. He’s just finding better and better all the time.”

The 23 12 months outdated Aussie is now formally outlined to make his American debut on the undercard of Mikey Garcia’s fight with Sandor Martin on October 16 (seventeen AEDT) in Fresno, California.

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The heavyweight scene in Australia is heating up with Justis Huni established to return to the ring in early 2022, Joe Goodall in the US education with Kevin Barry and on the brink of some big opportunities again home and Demsey McKean now the ‘go to’ southpaw sparring companion in the United kingdom, executing rounds with Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte.

An announcement for Paul Gallen’s December bout is also approaching whilst Lucas Browne is headed again to England to take on undefeated Croatian Alen Babic on the Whyte v Otto Wallin undercard on October thirty (31 AEDT).


The wonderful Manny Pacquiao has announced his retirement from boxing ahead of a presidential run in The Philippines and amid Pac Man’s phenomenal list of achievements is prompting a massive resurgence in Australian boxing.

Pacquiao introduced his great standing with him when he confronted Jeff Horn in 2017, even if he famously invested just one of my press conferences scrolling by way of his cellphone, and Horn’s epic victory gave the activity innovative momentum in this nation.

“It was an honour to share the ring with a legend. He gave me my greatest moment in boxing,” claims Jeff Horn.

“Congratulations to Manny on a stellar occupation and enjoy the subsequent part of your journey.”

BOXING ON FOX Sports AND Major Party

Fox Sports has picked up all of Boxxer’s events for the remainder of 2021, commencing with Chris Eubank Jr v Anatoli Muratov this Sunday morning on Fox Sports 505 from 5am AEDT.

On Sunday week, October ten, Fox Sports will carry Liam Smith v Anthony Fowler reside from Liverpool in the morning with Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder three on Major Party from midday.

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